Story

Thomas and Friends: Journey beyond Sodor is the latest Thomas and Friends movie. It’s about Thomas (voiced by John Hasler) going on an adventure to the mainland.

When Henry (Kerry Shale) can’t take a goods train from their home of Sodor to the mainland, James (Rob Rackstraw) is asked to go on the journey. But rivalry between Thomas and James results in Thomas taking the trucks to the mainland himself. Thomas is so excited to be on the mainland that he accidentally gets lost. He must then work together with his new mainland friends to find his way back home.

Themes

Rivalry; separation from friends; getting lost

Violence

Nothing of concern

Content that may disturb children

Under 5
Thomas and Friends: Journey beyond Sodor has some scenes that might scare or disturb children in this age group. For example:

  • The steel factory might be scary for young children. It’s dark and mysterious and has lots of fire and molten metal spills.
  • Both Thomas and James are held in the steel factory against their will. They must escape.
  • Thomas is almost dropped into a pot of molten metal.
  • Henry accidentally crashes into a goods train and is derailed. He almost falls off a bridge.
  • Thomas gets lost on the mainland and is a bit frightened. 

From 5-8
Younger children in this age group might be scared by some scenes in Thomas and Friends: Journey beyond Sodor.

From 8-13
Nothing of concern

Over 13
Nothing of concern

Sexual references

Nothing of concern

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

Nothing of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

Nothing of concern

Product placement

There is no product placement in Thomas and Friends: Journey beyond Sodor but the movie is part of the Thomas and Friends franchise, which has plenty of associated merchandise.

Coarse language

There is no coarse language in Thomas and Friends: Journey beyond Sodor. Some of the trains tease each other light-heartedly.

Ideas to discuss with your children

Thomas and Friends: Journey beyond Sodor is the latest movie about the very popular Thomas the Tank Engine. The movie includes lots of catchy songs and new loveable characters that are sure to excite Thomas fans.

Thomas and Friends is suitable for all ages but is, of course, more suited to younger children. This movie has some scary scenes, so we recommend parental guidance for children aged under six years.

These are the main messages from this movie:

  • Friendship is important.
  • Everyone is useful and important.
  • Everyone makes mistakes and that’s OK.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about what they should do if they ever get lost.